About your Council
Rotherham is a Labour controlled council. It has 63 councillors:
- 57 Labour
- 4 Conservative
- 1 Independent
- There is currently one vacancy in Rawmarsh ward
The Council's Cabinet consists of ten councillors, including the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council. It has decision making powers delegated to it by the full Council.
Cabinet, Area Assembly, Committee and Board membership can be viewed in the Membership Arrangements document.
The Cabinet makes key decisions on Council policy and budget. These are then agreed by the full Council..
Scrutiny committees and panels are made up of councillors who are not Cabinet members. Their role includes holding the Cabinet to account for the decisions it takes and challenging the Council's performance and making sure it meets people's needs.
The Standards Committee exists to ensure that Members of the Borough and Town and Parish Councils maintain the high standard of conduct that is expected of them.
Area Assemblies are local partnerships made up of councillors, local residents and other organisations, such as Health, Police etc. There are seven Area Assemblies across the borough that deal with local issues at a local level.
The Council constitution
The Council's constitution sets out how the Council works, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed to ensure that it is efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
Meetings, agendas and minutes
Performance, policies and plans
Our priorities for the years ahead are set out in the Corporate Plan.
You can find out about how we are performing at the Council Performance pages.
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Last update: 04/04/2013